Harper Cemetery

Harper Cemetery (HM6KK)

Location: Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 Jefferson County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 19.427', W 77° 44.074'

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Passing through this region in 1747, Robert Harper — a Pennsylvania architect contracted to build a Quaker church in the Shenandoah Valley — was so impressed by the beauty of this place and the water-power potential of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers that he settled here and founded Harpers Ferry.

When Harper died in 1782, there were only three houses in the town. Optimistic about the community's potential for growth, however, Harper had set aside this 4-acre cemetery. Childless, Harper left most of his estate to his niece, Sarah, who subsequently married a Wager. As you wander around the cemetery, you'll find the grave markers of some of Sarah Wager's descendants as well as stones of Irish and German immigrants who settled in this area during the 1830's.
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HM NumberHM6KK
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Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 12:10pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 264274 N 4356274
Decimal Degrees39.32378333, -77.73456667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 19.427', W 77° 44.074'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 19' 25.62" N, 77° 44' 4.44" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 359 Fillmore St, Harpers Ferry WV 25425, US
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